List of Strawberry Shortcake characters
This is a list of Strawberry Shortcake characters. The original Strawberry Shortcake characters were created in the 1980s. In 2003, they were reimagined only to be reimagined once again in 2009.
- 1 1980s
- 1.1 Strawberry Shortcake
- 1.2 Huckleberry Pie
- 1.3 Blueberry Muffin
- 1.4 Apple Dumplin'
- 1.5 Raspberry Tart
- 1.6 Plum Puddin'
- 1.7 Orange Blossom
- 1.8 Lemon Meringue
- 1.9 T.N. Honey
- 1.10 Apricot
- 1.11 Butter Cookie
- 1.12 Lime Chiffon
- 1.13 Cherry Cuddler
- 1.14 Angel Cake
- 1.15 Almond Tea
- 1.16 Café Olé
- 1.17 Crepe Suzette
- 1.18 Mint Tulip
- 1.19 Lem and Ada
- 1.20 Peach Blush
- 1.21 Baby Needs A Name
- 1.22 Banana Twirl
- 1.23 Mr. Sun
- 1.24 Lucky Bug
- 1.25 Escargot
- 1.26 Flitter-Bit
- 1.27 Tamale
- 1.28 Horseradish
- 1.29 Coco Nutwork
- 1.30 Berry Busy Bug
- 1.31 Philbert Wormly III
- 1.32 Maple Stirrup
- 1.33 The Berry Princess and The Berrykins
- 1.34 The Peculiar Purple Pieman
- 1.35 Sour Grapes
- 1.36 Raisin Cane
- 1.37 FigBoot
- 2 2003
- 2.1 Year 1
- 2.2 Year 2
- 2.3 Year 3
- 2.4 Year 4
- 2.5 Animals
- 2.5.1 Pets
- 2.5.2 Fillies
- 220.127.116.11 Honey Pie Pony
- 18.104.22.168 Cookie Dough
- 22.214.171.124 Milkshake
- 126.96.36.199 Orange Twist
- 188.8.131.52 Huckleberry Hash
- 184.108.40.206 Cherry Vanilla
- 220.127.116.11 Spumoni
- 18.104.22.168 Blueberry Sundae
- 22.214.171.124 Pistachio
- 126.96.36.199 Butter Pecan
- 188.8.131.52 Lemon Ice
- 184.108.40.206 Raspberry Ripple
- 220.127.116.11 Ambrosia
- 18.104.22.168 Buttercup
- 22.214.171.124 Sunflower
- 126.96.36.199 Daffodil
- 188.8.131.52 Thunder
- 3 2009
- 4 References
Strawberry Shortcake is the protagonist and the title character of The World of Strawberry Shortcake franchise. She is a bright and energetic little girl with pink hair and freckles with a big, adorable smile, said to be about six years old. She usually wears a red dress with a white pinafore, and a large pink bonnet decorated with strawberries. In her earliest adventures, Strawberry's home was a shortcake surrounded by well-tended strawberry vines, but in 1983 she moved into her "Berry Happy Home", a large and ornate mansion. Strawberry is kind, resourceful, and always ready to help a friend in need. Huckleberry Pie, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Tart, Orange Blossom, Plum Puddin' and Lemon Meringue are her best friends. Other than her friends, Strawberry Shortcake also loves her cat, Custard. In the new animation of Strawberry Shortcake, which was made in 2010, Strawberry was know to be a loyal friend to others and owned a cafe, she looked around the age of 10 and looks completely unique to the older version. Her home was apparently in a place called Berry Bitty City.
Huckleberry Pie is one of Strawberry Shortcake's friends, who lives, not surprisingly, in a large Huckleberry Pie-shaped cabin, just down the road from Strawberry Shortcake's house. The obvious inspiration for his character was Mark Twain's literary creation Huckleberry Finn. Huck bore more than a passing resemblance to the more famous Huck Finn, from his straw hat and overalls to his tendencies towards fishing and general laziness. Nowadays he sports a green and white sleeved, blue huckleberry tee and tan khakis. He wears mint green/blue runners and his brown hair matches his eyes. Huckleberry Pie was, for the most part, the sole boy character in a female-dominated franchise, a condition that prevails even into the 2003 reintroduction of the show. In the 1980s series, Huckleberry Pie was voiced by a female actress, Julie McWhirter. In the original 1980s series, his pet was a dog called Pupcake.
Blueberry Muffin has been Strawberry Shortcake's friend since the very beginning. In the 1980s, the character was depicted with blue hair let down. Speaking with a Southern accent, she was also known as being more than a little forgetful. Both of these traits were downplayed as the series progressed. Her pet mouse was named Cheescake. The both of them are great friends. In the newest version of Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry is in love with books. She is a big fan of The Patty Persimmon Mystery Novel series. She owns a book store full of fiction and non-fiction books. She is normally seen with her blue hair held back with a blue purple-stitched headband accenting her blue eyes. She wears a blue cardigan buttoned over a polka-dotted shirt and a blue skirt. Blueberry wears blue shoes and white and green striped leggings.
Apple Dumplin' was the first of many "baby" characters introduced in the vast world of Strawberry Shortcake. Smaller and less independent than the older Strawberryland kids, Apple has also proven to be more than capable of taking care of herself when the situation warrants. Apple's hair is bright orange which she wears in pigtails with white and red bows, and her pet is Tea Time Turtle. Being just a little baby, she doesn't speak as yet, but has surprisingly good penmanship skills. Her green eyes match her jean jacket. She wears red capri pants lined with white and yellow and a white scoop neck accentuating her rosy cheeks. Apple wears a yellow, apple decorated hat and red shoes.
Another of Strawberry Shortcake's earliest friends, Raspberry Tart lived up to her namesake in the 1980s. However, in the pilot, she is meanly and even a little rude at first but soon learns to be nice and even polite as the series progresses. Her pet monkey was named Rhubarb.
The last of Strawberry Shortcake's original 1980s friends, Plum Puddin' was the bespectacled genius of the group. A surprisingly non-token second male character in Strawberry's early adventures, Plum Puddin' vanished from Strawberryland in 1982, only to return to the series in 1984 as a brainy female. Strawberry Shortcake seemed not to notice. Plum remained Strawberry Shortcake's scientific advisor through the franchise's disbanding in 1985. Her pet is an owl called Elderberry. In the new animation of Strawberry Shortcake, Plum was a teacher who taught dance. True to her passion, she ties up her bright purple hair into a ponytail with a clip that matches the button on her blue ribboned, purple ballet wraparound sweater. Plum wears a lilac and blue layered dress with a blue belt and purple and white leggings with purple leg warmers. Her purple eyes shine bright like her purple ballet sleepers.
Strawberry Shortcake met urban artist Orange Blossom during her trip to Big Apple City in the 1981 TV special. Orange Blossom followed Strawberry home at the conclusion of her trip, and has been at her side ever since. Orange Blossom's pet butterfly, Marmalade, actually pre-dates the introduction of Orange Blossom's character, and the two were merchandised as a team a year before "Pets On Parade" supplied every resident of Strawberryland with an animal companion. Orange was made as a girl who owned a supermarket in the new animation of Strawberry Shortcake. This African American character has chocolate brown eyes and hair pinned with an orange blossom. Her white tee is covered by an orange and pink dress over an orange and white capri legging. Orange normally wears pink Ugg-like boots.
Another of Strawberry Shortcake's new friends from her trip to Big Apple City, Lemon Meringue is a primping beauty known around the city as a famous model. Her sunshine-like blonde hair is decorated with green bows and a lemon shaped barrette. Her blue eyes are a shade darker than her belt and skirt. She wears a yellow shirt with white lace edges and white and yellow striped leggings. Lemon also wears yellow shoes. When pressed for details, however, she admits that her "pictures" are mostly owned by members of her immediate family. It seems unlikely that a glamorous girl such as Lemon Meringue would choose a frog for a pet. But it is actually because of the fact that Frappé in no way competes with Lemon's beauty that they get along so well.
T.N. Honey, a brilliant British scientist, like Dr. Martin Griffiths from Disney Fairies is a rather obscure character in the Strawberry Shortcake pantheon. "Big Apple City" marked her singular appearance in a Strawberry Shortcake adventure, although she was also featured in occasional American Greetings card illustrations. T.N. used her scientific expertise to repair Strawberry's oven when it befell sabotage at the hands of The Purple Pie Man at the Big TV Bake-Off. At the end of the "Big Apple City" adventure, T.N. is seen journeying to Strawberryland along with other newcomers such as Orange Blossom and Lemon Meringue. But T.N. Honey was never seen again. Plum Puddin', Strawberry's other glasses-wearing friend, disappeared around this same time until 1984. T.N. Honey's pet was a black and yellow Honey Bee with blue wings named Bumble Tea. She was voiced by Julie McWhirter.
Apricot is a little white-haired baby with an unusual vocabulary of oversized words. Apricot and her pet bunny Hopsalot lived in Big Apple City, down the hall from Lemon Meringue and T.N. Honey, and like Meringue, she re-located to Strawberryland at the conclusion of Strawberry Shortcake's visit. Later she has orange wavy hair and a pink stitched cap. Her green eyes are pretty. Her pink sleeveless sweater matches her white pink polka-dotted shirt. Her blue jeans are stitched with pink and Apricot wears pink shoes.
Butter Cookie is probably Strawberry Shortcake's youngest friend ever, a baby just learning to crawl. As such, she hasn't yet developed any interesting personality traits, but is plenty adorable nonetheless. Her pet is a yellow teddy called Jelly Bear.
Lime Chiffon was a bubbly and flighty ballerina in the 1980s series, always dancing and spinning to and fro, with her parrot Parfait, who often seemed to be the intellectual one of the pair.
Cherry Cuddler was another baby character, known for her propensity for hugging and being hugged by her friends. Her pet is a goose called Gooseberry.
Overly polite Angel Cake seemed to take the "Angel" portion of her name a little too seriously. Never missing an opportunity to say "please" and "thank you", she even went so far as to play the harp and wear a halo-shaped headband in her hair. Angel Cake's hair was often depicted as a lavender color in the greeting card illustrations and the cartoon, but the dolls and toys made by Kenner had white hair. Angel Cake imagined herself as having a weight problem, seeing as angel cakes are supposed to be "light", but was also seen constantly eating candy and ice cream. Her direct quote: "...If you don't think about it, the calories don't count." She adopted her pet skunk Soufflé as part of the action of Strawberry Shortcake's "Pets on Parade" adventure, and quickly put him on a "diet" as well. She has gorgeous curly blonde hair with purple and pink bows. Her purple and white striped shirt with a purple vest. Angel wears a jean purple and pink ruffled skirt and white knee socks tucked into purple shoes.
Almond Tea was one of the many new friends met by Strawberry Shortcake during her trip around the world immediately prior to the 1983 TV special. A native of the Asian country of China Cup, Almond Tea returned the favor and visited Strawberryland to help Strawberry Shortcake celebrate her move into her Berry Happy Home with a huge housewarming party. Her blue-black hair is held up in a sort of pigtail half-up/half-down. Her purple and blue kimono shirt and dark jeans cut above her platform pink flipflops. A provocative and unexplored facet of Almond Tea's personality is that she is said to possess psychic powers, and was able to, on occasion, see glimpses of the future. Her pet Marza Panda had a similar gift, only it worked in reverse, and only allowed him to see flashbacks.
Strawberry Shortcake's friend from the Mexicocoa leg of her round-the-world trip, Café Olé's name is a play on the coffee beverage Café au lait. She is said to be adept at handicrafts such as weaving. Her pet is a donkey called Burrito.
Crepe Suzette met Strawberry Shortcake during the latter's visit to the city of Pear-ee in the 1983 TV special. She later travelled to Strawberryland to surprise her new friend at her "Berry Happy Home" housewarming party. She is quintessentially French, and speaks English with a thick French accent. Billed as the best cook of all of Strawberry Shortcake's friends (and that's saying something!), Crepe Suzette has also been described as a bit of a perfectionist. She pushed the thematic green-and-white stripes of the Strawberry Shortcake character's stockings to the limit, wearing them as a full-length leotard as part of her street dancer's costume. She has pink hair hidden with a cherry red beret. Crepe wears a purple and white off the shoulder shirt and red navy cuffed jeans. She adorns cute red shoes. Crepe Suzette was the only one of Strawberry's foreign friends of 1983 to not be carried over into the 1984 "Party Pleasers" line of Kenner dolls. Her pet is a French poodle called Eclair.
Sweet Mint Tulip was a pretty little Dutch girl, from the land of Hollandaise. Her name is an interesting play on the alcoholic beverage mint julep. In the 1980s, her flower gardens were said to be the finest in all Strawberryland, and her pet is a duck called Marsh Mallard. Mint Tulip was featured in the 1985 "Berrykins" line of Kenner Dolls, despite the fact that she did NOT appear in the TV Special "Strawberry Shortcake Meets The Berrykins", a testament to the character's popularity, or at least the popularity of her character's mint scent.
Lem and Ada
Lem and Ada (a somewhat clumsy pun on lemonade) are twin brother and sister, from England's "Pickle-Dilly Circus", a parody of Piccadilly Circus. Although the same size as other babies in the series, the twins seemed to be especially precocious. Not only did they speak quite well, they even finished each other's sentences! Although it is fairly obvious by looking at them which twin is Lem and which is Ada, apparently telling them apart was problematic for those who lived in Strawberryland. Only their pet sheepdog Sugar Woofer seemed to know for sure.
Peach Blush debuted near the end of Strawberry Shortcake's initial run in the 1980s. A delicate and dramatic Southern belle, from "The Land of The Magnolias", Peach Blush turned up in Strawberryland along with the returning Plum Puddin', and the title character of the special, Baby Needs-A-Name. Peach Blush's pet lamb Melonie Belle appeared in limited media (a Kenner coloring book) under her original name, "Honey Lamb".
Baby Needs A Name
This sweet little baby was the last of the younger characters to be introduced in the classic 1980s version of Strawberry Shortcake. Her gentle nature endeared her to everyone who met her, and she had but two wishes in her young heart: to have a pet, and to have a name, for no one had been able to think of one for her. One of these wishes came true during Strawberry Shortcake's annual camping trip in the 1984 special, when the baby encountered the unusual but adorable "monster" Fig Boot. The two bonded instantly, and, following the foiling of a plot by the Purple Pie Man and Sour Grapes to exploit the creature, remain inseparable. The Baby's quest for a proper name remains unresolved.
The final friend of Strawberry Shortcake to be introduced in the 1980s, Banana Twirl was an energetic exercise enthusiast. Because she came along so late in the line, she was never featured in American Greetings artwork, and remains noteworthy due to the scarcity of what merchandise of her was actually made. However, Banana Candy, has long golden blonde curly hair and a yellow cap. She wears a chic pink scarf over her yellow tee and matching yellow pants underneath her pink skirt.
Mr. Sun is just that—the sun in the sky, anthropomorphed into a friendly character with a face, who keeps a watchful eye on most all the goings-on in Strawberryland. As such, he also officiated as the narrator of the six 1980s-era Strawberry Shortcake TV Specials, and on more than one occasion acted as the deus ex machina means of resolving Strawberry Shortcake's storyline conflict therein. Mr. Sun was voiced by Romeo Muller in the first three specials, and was voiced by Chris Wiggins in the final three shows. In the more recent Strawberry Shortcake revival, the sun has been depicted with a smiling face, but has yet to interact with the characters of Strawberryland.
Lucky Bug is a tiny ladybug. Normally merely a benign observer of the goings-on in Strawberryland (he can be seen in much American Greetings artwork, perched inobtrusively on a leaf), Lucky Bug was enlisted by Huckleberry Pie to spy on Strawberry Shortcake in the initial TV special, in order to learn what she wanted for her birthday. Lucky Bug communicates with a series of musical buzzes, which are well understood by the inhabitants of Strawberryland, even including the Purple Pie Man.
Years and years before the internet and e-mail made the term "Snail Mail" popular, Escargot is believed to have originated the term, to describe his own extremely slow method of postal delivery around Strawberryland. An enormous snail with a French accent, Escargot was voiced by Bob Holt, and appeared in the first two Strawberry Shortcake Specials of the 1980s. He was merchandised by Kenner as a plastic toy, which pulled a berry cart behind him as his head moved from side to side.
While Strawberry Shortcake's friend Orange Blossom has a small, delicate butterfly for a pet, Strawberryland also sports butterflies of the enormous variety, such as Flitter-Bit. This obvious disparity of size doesn't faze the inhabitants of Strawberryland in the slightest. A gigantic yellow-and- green butterfly, large enough for the residents of Strawberryland to ride on his back, Flitter-Bit comprises Strawberryland Airlines, and flew Strawberry Shortcake from Strawberryland to the bright lights of Big Apple City. A bright plastic Flitter-Bit toy was produced by Kenner in 1981, the year that he made his sole animated appearance in the "Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City" special. Another, smaller solid plastic version was included with the Strawberry Shortcake Play-Doh playset. Recently, however, large yellow butterflies that greatly resemble Flitter-Bit were featured in Strawberry Shortcake's 2006 "Sweet Dreams Movie".
Tamale is a large, furry Mexican mole, with an apparent poor sense of direction. While tunnelling underground (as moles do) to Acapulco, Tamale somehow surfaced in Big Apple City, just in time to assist Strawberry Shortcake and her new friend Orange Blossom avoid a sabotaged traffic light, by digging a tunnel to Orange Blossom's home in Spinach Village. Like many other supporting characters featured in the "Big Apple City" adventure (T.N. Honey, Horseradish), Tamale decided to relocate to Strawberryland following Strawberry Shortcake's heart-warming description of her small-town life. However, for reasons that remain unknown, following this mass migration, none of these characters were ever seen again. For reasons that remain unclear, Tamale has also been billed under the unlikely name "Guaca-Mole" in some media. His appearance on one of a set of 1981-circa Strawberry Shortcake trading cards is as close to being merchandised as Tamale/Guaca-Mole ever got.
Prior to Honey Pie Pony, even before Maple Stirrup, Strawberry Shortcake's first horse acquaintance was a buck-toothed blue horse called Horseradish. Horseradish pulled a Hansom Cab in Big Apple City, and delivered Strawberry and her growing retinue of friends to her engagement at The Little Theatre Off Times Pear, to compete in the Big TV Bake-Off. Horseradish never appeared again following this adventure, and he was not merchandised as a toy.
Coco Nutwork is a balding middle-aged executive, "Vice President in Charge of Everything" of CCN-TV, the TV studio that sponsored the Big TV Bake-Off. Billed as "The One-Man Network", Coco operated the cameras, ran the production booth, was the entire orchestra, did voice-over announcements, emceed, and even dressed in drag as a lovely spokesmodel! Good-natured but weak-minded, Coco befell hypnotism and mind-control at the fiendish hands of The Purple Pie Man, but came to upon tasting the actual entries in the Bake-Off. Despite expressing an interest in giving up the "Brat Race" and relocating to Strawberryland, and even giving up his job(s) at the TV Station, Coco Nutwork was NOT seen accompanying Strawberry Shortcake and her new friends back home in the closing scene of the Special.
Berry Busy Bug
Berry Busy Bug is some sort of strange purple insect, with six legs (one pair functions as hands) and a long squiggly tail. He pushes a wheelbarrow as he pulls a series of flower-shaped trailers behind him, merrily transporting Strawberry Shortcake and her friends to and fro. If the scale of the toy made of Berry Busy Bug in 1982 is to be believed, he is arguably the largest known creature in all Strawberryland, for he towers over the Miniature figurines for which he was marketed as a vehicle/accessory. As a character, however, Berry Busy Bug is absolutely minor. A walk-on cameo appearance in the "Pets On Parade" adventure is all the storyline treatment he ever received.
Philbert Wormly III
Philbert Wormly III is a dapper British inchworm, of the larger-than-average variety. Clad in a top hat, bow tie and tweed suit, Philbert also wears an ornate saddle with twin sidebaskets, so that Strawberry Shortcake can ride on his back, as he bounces along at a surprisingly quick pace. He answers to the sound of a whistle, as though he were performing a taxi service, and has been known to "spook" when someone brings up the subject of fishing. His toy was billed as the "Berry Merry Worm".
Maple Stirrup was the first Strawberry Shortcake horse character to be merchandised as a toy. A warm brown pony with a bright green-and-white striped mane and tail, Maple Stirrup pulled a light two-wheeled carriage called The Oatsmobile.
A mention of Maple Stirrup was made in the 2003-series Strawberry Shortcake GBA Game, "Ice Cream Island Riding Camp", along with many other obscure fillies. However, it is unclear if American Greetings was planning to revive this filly for the 2003 franchise revival.
The Berry Princess and The Berrykins
The Berry Princess is a beautiful fairy who possesses amazing mystical powers. With a wave of her magic wand, she can appear and disappear in a shower of sparkles, cleanse the skies of pollution, and even make hair grow to fantastic lengths instantly! Supposedly the Guardian of The Berrykins, a group of elf-like beings who are charged with giving fruits and berries their sweet fragrances, the Berry Princess nonetheless entrusted her charges into the care of Strawberry Shortcake and her friends in 1985, which was the last year that Strawberry was produced in the 1980s. The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak seems to have a crush on her. The Berrykins have colorful strawberry heads and white and green striped bodies with little green limbs. The known Berrykins are:
- Orange Berrykin
- Lemon Berrykin
- Lime Berrykin
- Plum Berrykin
- Peach Berrykin
- Banana Berrykin
- Mint Berrykin
The Peculiar Purple Pieman
The Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak was introduced in Strawberry Shortcake's first adventure, The World of Strawberry Shortcake, where he succeeded in flooding Strawberryland and stealing all the berries in the valley. This was the closest the Pieman ever came to a decisive victory over Strawberry Shortcake. Later episodes show the Purple Pieman harassing the residents of Strawberryland. In Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City it is said that he has an 'evil conscience,' but he rarely does anything that is more than "mildly mischievous." He is known for doing a tap dance while saying, "Yah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah, tah-tah-tah-tah! Cha!"
In the 1980s series, the Purple Pieman is shown living in a ramshackle tower of cookware dubbed The Pie Tin Palace, situated high atop Strawberryland on Porcupine Peak. In his tower, he had a wealth of baking supplies, such as ovens, pans, and dough. The Pieman also possessed a magic pie tin, which he sometimes used to spy on the residents of Strawberryland. While he was a clever liar and cheat, and a convincing master of disguise, he was an admittedly poor baker in the '80s specials. The Purple Pieman frequently referred to himself in the third person, and always performed a quick jig after doing so. In the 2006 film Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie he even signs his name with fanfare written in. He dislikes snakes and Sour Grapes' singing, but hates Strawberry Shortcake's 'Berry Talk' (that is, to substitute "berry" for any word that rhymes) above all else. Mr. Sun describes him as a "misanthropic fathead with a skinny physique" in Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City.
The Purple Pieman has a flock of Berry Birds, which he uses to steal berries and eavesdrop on the denizens of Strawberryland. The largest Berry Bird was originally called Captain Cackle.
The Purple Pieman's given name was Steve Piemanne.
Sour Grapes was introduced in the third Strawberry Shortcake special, Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade, In 1982. In the special, she introduced herself as the Purple Pieman's old partner in crime. She sang when excited, much to the Pieman's chagrin, as her singing was loud and off-key (Her 'song' was introduced as a "yogurt-curdling yodel" upon her first appearance, but was later modified into a shrill operatic pronouncement). She was very fond of her pet snake, Dregs, whom she frequently wore as a stole.
Raisin Cane was introduced in the 1985 Star Comics Strawberry Shortcake title. She is Sour Grapes' adolescent niece. In her first appearance, she was selected to infiltrate Strawberryland's annual pie baking contest. By the end of this adventure, Raisin realized that she wanted to be friends with Strawberry Shortcake and her companions, but her loyalties were still with her aunt and the Purple Pieman. Her pet is a worm named Durt. Due to her comic only appearance, she remains a fairly obscure character. She was not rereleased for the 2003 series. The two distinctly different sides to her character were filled through the new characters Peppermint Fizz and Rainbow Sherbet. Her name is a pun on the phrase "raising Cain".
FigBoot was a dinosaur that was Baby Needs A Name pet. He was produced in 1984 and also featured in a couple books and in the board game "Strawberry Shortcake Rescues Fig Boot".
Throughout the 2003 reintroduction of the Strawberry Shortcake series, a number of recurring characters appear.
Strawberry Shortcake is the protagonist and the title character of the Strawberry Shortcake franchise. She is said to be the "unofficial princess" of Strawberryland, and is often seen wearing a pink hat with strawberries printed on it. In this version, she lives in a large strawberry.
She shares her berry bungalow with her younger sister Apple Dumplin', her cat Custard (voiced by Sarah Koslosky, and later Anna Jordan), and her dog Pupcake (voiced by Nils Haaland). Many of Strawberry Shortcake’s days are spent in the simple pleasures of tending berry vines. Strawberry also likes to spend time with her friends, so she frequently visits nearby lands. Strawberry is always cheerful and is ready to help her friends at any time.
This version of Strawberry Shortcake appears slightly older than her 1980s counterpart, and was voiced by Sarah Heinke from 2003 until the franchise's reboot in 2009.
She is also the only character who has been in every single episode.
Apple Dumplin' was the first of many "baby" characters in the vast world of Strawberry Shortcake. Smaller and less independent than the older Strawberryland kids, Apple has also proven to be more than capable of taking care of herself when the situation warrants. In the modern rendition of the franchise, it has been learned that Apple Dumplin' is Strawberry Shortcake's baby sister residing in their berry-shaped cottage. Also, in this version, her hair is red and she wears a red shirt with an apple-printed dress. Her pet is a duck called Apple Ducklin', but on the 2003 DVD "Get Well Adventure", she has three ducks. Voiced by Katy Perry.
Ginger Snap is an all-new character for the 2000s reboot of the franchise. With updated characters Orange Blossom and Angel Cake, Ginger Snap completes the nucleus of Strawberry Shortcake's ever-expanding circle of friends. Ginger Snap is an expert inventor, and purveyor of every known kind of cookie. Her massive gingerbread factory in Cookie Corners combines these two interests neatly. She is shown to have a pet chipmunk named Chocolate Chipmunk. She is played by the voice of Samantha Triba.
She appears in every episode except "The Mystery of Seaberry Beach" and "Legend of the Lost Treasure".
In the 2003 incarnation, Orange Blossom manages Orange Blossom Acres, and lives in an orange-shaped tree house high in one of her trees. She retains her status as front and center in Strawberry Shortcake's close circle of friends. She has an orange butterfly named Marmalade. She is voiced by Dejare Barfield.
Along with Ginger and Angel, she appears in every episode except "The Mystery of Seaberry Beach" and "Legend of the Lost Treasure".
This incarnation of the character of Angel Cake is very different from her original incarnation in the 80s. She even teamed with a different pet, a lamb called Vanilla Icing. The new Angel Cake is blonde and possesses a tremendous talent for cake decoration. However she is also known to be a perfectionist and can become rather ill-tempered if things don't go her way. Her neighborhood in Strawberryland is called Cakewalk, and is a frosting-coated layer cake testament to her abilities. She is super moody and gets mad at the littlest things but overall she is very sweet. She is voiced by Rachel Ware.
Along with Ginger, and Orange, she appears in every episode except "The Mystery of Seaberry Beach" and "Legend of the Lost Treasure".
One of Shortcake's friends, Huckleberry Pie is, so far, one male protagonist of the series. The obvious inspiration for his character was Mark Twain's literary creation Huckleberry Finn. In this incarnation, Huckleberry Pie remains the token male of the line, although his character has been updated, and distanced from literary allusion. These days, a very modern Huck lives in a fort in a place called Huckleberry Briar. His wild abode features a skate park full of ramps and secret entrances, a testament to him being a skateboarder. He has a pet frog named Shoofly.
Licorice Whip is introduced in the 2005 DVD Adventures on Ice Cream Island. He is a traveling horse-napper who kidnaps Strawberry Shortcake's filly friend, Honey Pie Pony, to be the star of his Traveling Horsey Hoedown show. He is a tall, slim man dressed in tall black boots, a long black overcoat, and a licorice-ribbed vest. He has reddish-brown hair and wears a tall, black, licorice-ribbed stove-pipe hat. His pet helper is an under-appreciated bird known as Raven. Due to this under-appreciation, Raven actually turned against Licorice Whip by the end of the show, helping Strawberry, her friends, and their fillies rescue Honey Pie Pony from an escaping raft. In the end, after his captured horses escape, Licorice Whip yells "I'll be back!" . His return was chronicled in the game Strawberry Shortcake: Ice Cream Island Riding Camp for the Game Boy Advance, in which he was drilling Ice Cream Island for its cookie crust foundation to be sold as frozen snacks. His constant and reckless drilling destabilized the island's foundations, and he ultimately gets himself into trouble. He redeems himself after Strawberry Shortcake rescues him at the end of the game. Voiced by Jerry Longe.
First introduced in the episode Peppermint's Pet Peeve, Peppermint Fizz is a character introduced for year 2. In her introductory episodes, she is shown to try to cheat, only to be caught by Strawberry Shortcake and her friends. She is subsequently used as the anti-hero of the series up until the introduction of Raspberry Torte. Her pet is a chameleon called Cola. Voiced by (Rebecca Noddle).
First introduced in the episode The Blueberry Beast, this incarnation of Blueberry Muffin is a bookworm, moving into Strawberryland a few days prior to the start of the episode. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends were afraid of her at first, thinking her some kind of monster that has occupied an abandoned home in the far side of Huckleberry Briar. By the end of said episode, the girls have befriended Blueberry Muffin and helps her move into her new residence. Voiced by Bianca Heywood.
First introduced in the episode The Costume Party, Rainbow Sherbet is a new girl arriving in the said episode. However, a conflict caused by Peppermint Fizz very nearly caused her to leave Strawberryland. Strawberry Shortcake quickly created an elaborate scheme around a costume party (hence the title of the episode) to resolve the issue and convinced Rainbow Sherbet to stay. She has a pet toucan called Triple Treat. Voiced by Mary Stennbergen.
First introduced in the episode The Mystery of Seaberry Beach, in which she was a distant correspondence to Strawberry Shortcake and enlisted Strawberry's help in said episode as her coco harvests are stolen. In the end it turned out to be a misunderstanding between her and neighbor Seaberry Delight. Her pet is a parrot called Papaya. Voiced by Melissa Deni.
First introduced in the episode The Mystery of Seaberry Beach, in which she was mistaken in thinking that neighbor Coco Calypso's coco harvests are wild fruit and free to take. The issue was resolved by the end of the episode. Her pet is a sea turtle called Kiwi. Voiced by Abbey Leib.
An in-story character introduced for the episode Legend Of The Lost Treasure, the Sea Serpent is a villain character who turns after a close brush with death in the story. Voiced by Pam Carter.
Originally Almond Tea, the character was retconned somewhat for Strawberry's 2006 "A World of Friends" campaign. Now called Tea Blossom, her home is in the Plum Blossom Province, near The Great Wall of Chocolate,the Strawberry Shortcake version of Great wall of China but her pet Marza Panda remains the same. Voiced by Marissa Malini.
Although her name and even her pet remain the same since her 1980s introduction, Strawberry Shortcake's French friend Crepe Suzette's image has undergone an extreme makeover for her 2000s. She sports long, wavy pink locks. She operates a chic boutique in the heart of Pearis, when she is not visiting Strawberry Shortcake at her home in Strawberryland. Crepe Suzette is voiced by Caroline Iliff and later
In 2006, the Strawberry Shortcake DVD "World of Friends" introduced a re-telling of the events of the 1983 "Housewarming Surprise" TV special, with a few changes to the story as well as the cast. While some of her "new" friends from around the world stayed nearly the same (Crepes Suzette), and others underwent minor changes (Almond Tea/Tea Blossom), still others (Mint Tulip, Café Olé) were replaced altogether by new, original characters. Frosty Puff, a warm-hearted girl from icy-cold Niceland, was one of these new foreign friends. Although it is not obvious by her cold-weather appearance and attire, Frosty Puff's scent is that of Blackberries, a first in the Strawberry Shortcake toy line. Her pet is a penguin called Freezer Pop. Voiced by Samantha Triba.
Tangerina Torta, another new "Around The World" Strawberry Shortcake friend for 2006, is a real nature girl. She lives in a tree-house in the Tangerine Bosque, a lush tropical rain forest, presumably in the Strawberry Shortcake version of South America, though no country name has been given. Tangerina has a pet monkey called Banana Bongo. Oddly, a similar monkey (with the same name) was a companion of Coco Calypso on the Seaberry Shore nearly a year prior to the introduction of Tangerina Torta and HER Banana Bongo. Voiced by Caroline Iliff.
Another of Strawberry Shortcake's earliest friends, Raspberry has undergone more changes than most for her re-introduction in the 2000s. For one thing, her last name was altered to "Torte", apparently since American Greetings didn't like an unseemly connotation that the word "Tart" has acquired, though a ''tart'' and a ''torte'' are markedly different types of desserts). Also, while Raspberry's new pet in the 2000s retains the name "Rhubarb", it is now a raccoon, instead of a monkey, as in the 1980s. She is seen by some to share certain negative characteristics with Peppermint Fizz, although thankfully she does not share the worst of Peppermint's characteristics. Furthermore, although the "new" Raspberry can be brash and thoughtless, she is generally seen as the athletic and fitness fanatic of Strawberryland. Her home was originally announced in the 2003 series to be Raspberry Fields, but was changed to Raspberry Meadows some time before her debut in the Sweet Dreams Movie, Raspberry turned out to be a total tomboy but doesn't mind wearing a dress.Voiced by ''Haley Hyden-Soffer''.
In this incarnation of the franchise, her leanings towards style and glamor remain, in that she runs a beauty salon out of her home on Lemon Lane in Strawberryland. Her pet, however, has changed to a yellow skunk named Sourball. In the new updated version, Lemon Meringue seems to have an especially close friendship with Raspberry Torte. Voiced by Mary Waltman.
The Berry Fairies
Apparently meant to replace the Berrykins of the 1980s series, the Berry Fairies serve a similar purpose to the Berrykins in the new 2003 series in the sense that they are entrusted with giving the fruits in Strawberryland their unusually large size, their scent and abundant quantities in the new series. The Berry Fairies are ruled by the Berry Fairy Queen, who is in turn advised by an adviser.
Starting from year 4, a number of characters change their looks to be more aged than in previous periods. The stories of the episodes also start to revolve around more mature things such as getting jobs, making a band, driving a car, and even becoming a movie star.
In this incarnation of the franchise, Apricot is depicted as being close to the same age as Strawberry Shortcake and her friends. Now apricot-haired Apricot is the new girl in Strawberryland, and feeling insecure, resorted to telling tall tales of wealth and accomplishment in an attempt to win friends. She soon learned her lesson, and was welcomed warmly into Strawberry Shortcake's wide circle of friends.
Cherry Cuddler was another baby character, known for her propensity for hugging and being hugged by her friends. A new updated character design has been seen for a still-younger 2000s Cherry Cuddler, but she has yet to appear in a storyline. She has already been introduced direct-to-toy-line by Playmates, however.
Originally introduced as a male when the franchise was first introduced in the 1980s, Plum Puddin' was changed to a girl in 1984. Still a girl when she was reintroduced, she was added to the ever-growing line-up of Strawberry's revival in 2008. While still a brainy character, she's also a bit of a walking disaster.
Formerly Banana Twirl, on joining the ever-expanding cast of the Strawberry Shortcake revival in 2008, she is now known as Banana Candy, her former vigor and energy seem to have translated into workaholism, for she runs the small town of Banana Boro all by herself. As in the 1980s, she seems destined to remain petless Banana Candy has long, brown hair and is a mechanic.
Strawberry Shortcake's new friend Watermelon Kiss is a sunny, summer-loving girl who loves horses.As Strawberry Shortcakes new friend she makes her feel as comfortable around her as she can.
Annie Oatmeal owns and operates the Berry Prairie Dude Ranch. Her name is apparently a play on famous western sharpshooting celebrity Annie Oakley, while also evidently referencing oatmeal cookies. Seemingly around the same age as the recently (as of 2008) more grown up Strawberry Shortcake, Annie Oatmeal hired Strawberry and her friend Angel Cake to work as hands on her ranch. In her role as Strawberry's employer, however, Annie Oatmeal is depicted as less of a peer, and more of an authority figure, something new and very different in Strawberry Shortcake's previously carefree world.
A surprise new character introduction in the "Big Country Fun" DVD, Carmel Corn is a hard-working farm girl, whose motif appears to be that of triangle-shaped candy corn. Carmel's land was being coveted by The Purple Pie Man and Sour Grapes, who wanted to build a parking lot for their adjacent "Pie Man Land" Amusement Park. With the help of Strawberry Shortcake and her friends, a large Country Fair was thrown, all of the animals that had "disappeared" were returned, and Carmel Corn's farm was saved.
Originally thought to be an anti-hero character first introduced as a fairy in the said episode, DiC/Cookie Jar has since admitted on the back of the Happily Ever After DVD that she is actually Angel Cake with her negative traits greatly exaggerated, hair recolored into purple, and skin tone darkened. She cursed Baby Strawberry Rose to vanish forever if she gets her finger pricked by a brambleberry bush, although later Appleberry weakened the curse, replacing vanish with sleep. Later in the story, she regrets ever making the curse and starts setting things right, such as bringing Strawberry Rose out of her sleep and apologizing for her early mistakes. In progress, she learns and understands forgiveness and friendship.
A fairy version of Apple Dumplin' for use in the "Sleeping Beauty" episode in Happily Ever After. She at first was clueless on what gift to give to Strawberry Rose, but after Brambleberry had cast her curse, Appleberry used her gift to partially weaken the curse. Appleberry fairy is friends with gingerberry fairy(Ginger Snap), tangerinaberry fairy(Tangerina Torta), rainbowberry fairy(Rainbow Sherbert), and orangeberry fairy(Orange Blossom).
Princess Strawberry Rose
A version of Strawberry Shortcake greatly exaggerated for use in the "Sleeping Beauty" episode in Happily Ever After. She fell into a deep sleep by a prick from brambleberry bush as an effect from Brambleberry's curse, and later brought out of the spell by Brambleberry herself along with other fairies.
The reintroduction of Lime Chiffon, Lime Light is a character that was introduced in the episodes on the DVD Berrywood Here We Come. Lime Light is initially a selfish, self-centered spoiled child star (not unlike how Sugar Dimples initially was in the Madeline universe), but was eventually reformed by Strawberry Shortcake by the end of the episode, and, as of then, she starts thinking of others.
The Peculiar Purple Pieman
In the 2003 series, Porcupine Peak is never seen. The Purple Pieman usually traversed throughout Strawberryland and the surrounding areas in a cart drawn by Dobbin, his horse. He was much the same as he was in his original form, though given further depth and humanness of character. An 'evil conscience' is not mentioned this time around, and the Purple Pieman at last reforms in time for the series finale.
The Purple Pieman has a flock of Berry Birds, which he uses to steal berries and eavesdrop on the denizens of Strawberryland. The Berry Birds are nameless in the rerelease.
He is voiced by Cork Ramer.
In the 2006 "Sweet Dreams Movie," Sour Grapes was reintroduced as the Purple Pieman's sister. In a number of ways, her personality stayed as it had been before. As in the '80s, she chided the Pieman for his ridiculousness. Unlike her '80s form, however, Sour Grapes had a greater sense of morality this time around. Also changed was her position in the crimes; whereas before she had suggested schemes herself and often talked the Purple Pieman into them, this time she was the follower and it can be argued that she followed out of affectionate familial devotion. Despite her shortcomings witnessed in the episode "Queen For a Day" and despite her initial reactions to the children in the aforementioned feature movie, she was repeatedly shown to be quite maternal and intelligent. When excited, her personality often changed from that of bitter adult to playful young girl. Though irritable, to emotionally reach her for the better was not at all a hard task. An allergy to strawberries, a suspectibility to headaches and hints to poor physical health in general further added to her depth of character.
The 'first' reformation of this character occurred in the episode "Dancin' in Disguise" and while she remained partners with her brother throughout the series, she did wish for things to be different. In the finale, the Purple Pieman is at last reformed, thus inevitably sealing Sour Grapes' own reformation. Dregs, the pet snake, did make a reappearance in the "Queen For a Day" episode. Strangely, he did not return after this.
She is voiced by Bridget Robbins.
At the beginning of the series, Strawberry Shortcake is introduced and is paired with Custard the cat and Pupcake the Dog. Indeed, no other pets were introduced up until the episode Best Pets Yet
A pink cat with darker pink stripes, Custard was one of two pets introduced at the start of the franchise itself, and one of the few animals in the show's universe that can talk to humans. Indeed, Custard's ability to talk to the other pets and the humans proves invaluable as a translator for Pupcake and Strawberry. Custard is generally snobbish and sarcastic in temperament, but has a heart of gold. Custard is voiced by Sarah Koslosky in the first four episodes of the show, but the voice cast was changed to Anna Jordan for the rest of the series.
A white dog with blue spots, a blue tail, blue ears and a blue strawberry shaped patch over one eye, Pupcake is a very energetic and easily excitable puppy, although unlike Custard he is unable to talk to humans. Pupcake's design and existence has been the source of controversy among many fans of the series. The episode that tells the story of Pupcake entering Strawberry Shortcake's life, Here Comes Pupcake, contained various inconsistencies that contradict with the first episode, Meet Strawberry Shortcake. Likewise, while many official merchandise features the Strawberry-shaped patch on Pupcake's left eye, there exist other official merchandise that features the patch on Pupcake's right eye instead. Lastly, Pupcake's eye color has been opened to some debate, with most merchandise depicting it as brown while some depict it as blue. Pupcake also appears to be very apt at lip-syncing, as he's been seen doing so in quite a few episodes. He is also assumed to be the narrator of the Berry Brick Road episode Toto's Tale. Pupcake is voiced by Nils Haaland. Pupcake is actually a pet of Strawberry Shortcake. He used to be Huckleberry's pet
A brown chipmunk that wears a white baker's hat with a gingerbread man cookie on it, and a purple collar with a cookie-shaped tag, Chocolate Chipmunk is bright and as technically apt as his owner, Ginger Snap. While he does not speak human language, apparently the inhabitants of Strawberryland, and especially Ginger Snap, are capable of understanding his chipmunk chatters.
A light-purple lamb with a snow-white fleece who is Angel Cake's pet.
An orange colored butterfly, Marmalade is the quietest of pets in Strawberryland, apparently only able to make soft tongue rolling noises. Marmalade is Orange Blossom's pet.
Triple Ripple Toucan
Known under various aliases, including Triple Dip and Triple Treat, although Triple Ripple has been confirmed to be the official name by American Greetings. Rainbow Sherbet's pet has been released direct to toy line and makes an appearance in the Windows/Mac edutainment title Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best Friends. However, the character made a very late appearance in the show's run, only finally appearing in the episode "A Princess Named Rap", a few years after it was released to the toy line.
Another one of the few animals in the Strawberry Shortcake universe that could talk, Papaya Parrot only appeared in the episodes "The Mystery of Seaberry Shore" and "The Legend Of The Lost Treasure". Sadly, like her owner, Coco Calypso, she was never seen again after.
Kiwi Sea Turtle
Kiwi was never seen on the series. However, he has been produced as toy by Bandai. He is Seaberry Delight's pet.
Able to change color, and also talented at lip-syncing. He is Peppermint Fizz's pet.
Pet of the villain Licorice Whip. Raven is another one of the few animals in Strawberry Shortcake's universe to be able to talk to humans. He is also one of the first villains to redeem himself.
- Shoofly - Huckleberry Pie's frog
- Apple Ducklin - Apple Dumplin's duckling
- Cheesecake - Blueberry Muffin's pet mouse
- Eclair - Crêpe Suzette's poodle
- Marza Panda - Tea Blossom's panda
- Freezer Pop - Frosty Puff's penguin
- Sourball - Lemon Meringue's skunk
- Rhubarb - Raspberry Torte's raccoon
- Dreggs - Sour Grapes' snake
Back in the 1980s incarnation of the World of Strawberry Shortcake, the character encountered a couple of horses in her travels, with varying degrees of success. With the advent of the 2003 series, American Greetings introduced a whole range of fillies to the revived franchise.
Honey Pie was introduced in the first episode, Meet Strawberry Shortcake, while Cookie Dough, Milkshake and Orange Twist were introduced in Horse of A Different Color. The remaining fillies were direct-to-toy-line, and most never appeared in the TV series beyond an on-screen cameo, although Huckleberry Hash, Blueberry Sundae and Ambrosia subsequently appeared in books. A few of the remaining fillies also made an appearance in the edutainment title Strawberry Shortcake and Her Berry Best Friends for Windows and Mac.
As of the TV series' Year 4, and with the transition of the Strawberry Shortcake franchise from Bandai to PlayMates, a number of very different new directions were embarked upon, including a new approach concerning the merchandising of horses for the line. The ensuing toy "ponies" were a noted departure in that they had no names of their own, and were designated by the name of the character to whom they were linked ("Strawberry Shortcake's Pony", for instance, who was obviously not Honey Pie Pony). A number of these direct-to-toy-line ponies were given names in the Big Country Fun DVD, and are the first ponies introduced for Year 4 characters. Honey Pie Pony and her filly contemporaries have been sidelined by this development, and as a result have received reduced screen time in Year 4.
Honey Pie Pony
A talking palomino horse (and the only horse on the series that could talk) who was introduced with the franchise's revival, Honey Pie Pony likes to chat about anything, often leading to meandering monologues on her extensive travels of the world. Honey Pie is prone to exaggerating the truth, however, which makes her surprise at learning of the existence of a whole island of fillies (Ice Cream Island) nearby to Strawberryland a bit more understandable. Honey Pie is also picky about who can ride on her back; Strawberry Shortcake is her rider of choice. Never one to do things the way others do, Honey Pie has a friend/pet bee called Honey Doodle. She is voiced by Hannah Koslosky.
Cookie Dough is known as the slowest of the fillies, owing to her inability to refrain from stopping to nibble every sweet thing that crosses her path. She and Ginger Snap get along famously especially because of this, for Ginger Snap is seldom without a cookie to share. A cream-colored filly decorated with tan and brown speckles, Cookie Dough's dark brown mane and tail were augmented later in the toy line with streaks of bright purple.
Milkshake is a very timid white filly with pink, light blue and sparkling eyes encouragement enable Milkshake to face her numerous fears. Milkshake's habit of running from her fears has made her the fastest filly around.
Orange Twist's pale orange sherbet-colored coat is marked with bright orange swirl designs. Her bright blonde mane and tail are streaked with orange as well. She is generally a wild filly, jumping and bucking when most people attempt to ride her. Orange Blossom, though, is NOT most people. Orange Blossom's shy nature has a disarming effect on Orange Twist, making her calm and agreeable.
Huckleberry Hash was introduced seemingly as an afterthought, towards the end of Bandai's run of producing Strawberry Shortcake Toys. A medium blue filly dotted with lighter and darker blue spots, Huckleberry Hash was merchandised as part of the "Fantasy Sparkles" filly line, and came wearing a pair of large blue fabric fairy wings.
Cherry Vanilla is paired with Peppermint Fizz, and was marketed in the line of Bandai's Strawberryland Fillies despite the fact that Bandai never produced a doll of Peppermint Fizz to ride her. A deep pink filly with red speckles and a vivid red mane and tail, Cherry Vanilla is said to be the sweetest natured of the Ice Cream Island fillies, as she attempts to compensate for the often "bratty" nature of her human counterpart.
A curiously coated filly, colored in large swirled swatches of pink, green and brown, like the multi-colored ice cream for which she is named, Spumoni has a lush dark brown mane and tail, which perfectly matches Coco Calypso's hair. Like most of the Ice Cream Island fillies, who received nothing in the way of storyline or development from the animated shows, the only information on Spumoni's character comes from the packaging of her toy, which states that she likes to have her mane braided.
Blueberry Sundae was planned to be introduced as part of Bandai's "Filly Parade" line of toy horses, but was not actually released as a toy until the final wave of "Fantasy Sparkle" fillies. A filly dappled in bright shades of blue with white legs and mane and tail, Blueberry Sundae is said to be very vain about her striking appearance, and will stop in her tracks to admire her reflection whenever she encounters it. Blueberry Sundae made a short appearance on the episode "Horse of a Different Color", over 4 episodes before her owner, Blueberry Muffin, was introduced.
Pistachio is teamed with Seaberry Delight, and loves to splash in the ocean waves just as much as her human friend. Her coat, mane and tail are all creamy shades of green, though for some reason, the head of Bandai's toy Pistachio is a much darker green than the rest of her.
Butter Pecan is an adventurous filly who likes being groomed and who loves to travel. Her coat is a warm tan, dotted with brown specks and streaked with unusual brown zebra-like stripes. Her mane and tail are bright yellow. Her human companion is Rainbow Sherbet, with whom she shares NO aspects of color coordination.
Lemon Ice and Raspberry Ripple (below) share something in common with Cherry Vanilla, in that they were marketed without benefit of having a kid character counterpart to ride them. Dolls of said counterparts Lemon Meringue and Raspberry Torte were said to be in the works as the final wave of Bandai's "Fantasy Sparkle" fillies were released (in a limited market), but the Strawberry Shortcake license passed from Bandai to PlayMates before this could come to pass. PlayMate's initial Strawberry Shortcake "Flavor Swirl" Wave included dolls of both Lemon Meringue and Raspberry Torte, but their filly friends from Bandai were long gone by then. Lemon Meringue has since been aligned with a new PlayMates pony named Daffodil.
Raspberry Ripple is a dazzling fuchsia pink color, swirled through with "ripples" of bright white on her face, legs and hindquarters. Like Lemon Ice (above), her toy was released in very limited quantities, in Bandai's final "Fantasy Sparkles" wave of fillies.
Ambrosia is perhaps the most obscure horse in a list of many fairly obscure horses. Never featured on Strawberry Shortcake's animated TV show, nor ever produced as a toy, Ambrosia is a magical unicorn depicted in the book "Berry Princess". In the book, Strawberry and friends are told by a magic mirror that Ambrosia is lost in a maze in the forest and can only be rescued by the Berry Princess. Strawberry Shortcake successfully rescues Ambrosia, implying that she is indeed the Berry Princess.
The Berry Prairie Dude Ranch was stocked to overflowing, with enough ponies to accommodate two teams of four "dude" visitors, as well as hired hands Strawberry Shortcake and Angel Cake and ranch owner Annie Oatmeal. Of nearly a dozen ponies on hand, a mere few had their names mentioned. Surprisingly, the bright pink pony rode by Strawberry Shortcake was not named, but "Ol' Buttercup", who was paired with Blueberry Muffin on Strawberry Shortcake's team, was.
Apricot was assigned to Sunflower, a pretty peach-colored pony during her stay at The Berry Prairie Dude Ranch. Sunflower was billed simply as "Apricot's Pony" when she was released as part of the "Sugar Sweet Ponies" line of PlayMates toys, the same wave that included horses for Strawberry Shortcake, Angel Cake, and Crepes' Suzette, the last of whom was not included in the "Big Country Fun" animated DVD adventures.
One of merely two PlayMates-era ponies to have both a toy AND a name, Daffodil is a sunny yellow. Dubbed "Lemon Meringue's Pony" by PlayMates, Daffodil was released as part of the "Big Country Fun"-aligned "Picnic Pie Ponies" wave.
While the other ponies introduced in the "Big Country Fun" DVD were named after various flowers, the pony that Annie Oatmeal matched with perennial newcomer Plum Puddin' was called Thunder. A deep purple pony with a cropped lavendar mane and tail, Thunder was referred to both as a he AND a she during the course of the adventure, not unlike Plum Puddin during the course of the character's history.
In late 2008, American Greetings relaunched the series with redesigned characters and changed personalities. The toy line merchandising this new incarnation is produced by Hasbro, the fifth company to sell Strawberry Shortcake Dolls (in the American market) since her beginning. Hasbro is also the current owner of Kenner, making this new line a homecoming of sorts for the Strawberry Shortcake license.
Strawberry Shortcake is very patient, cheerful, optimistic, a great leader, and the berry best friend ever. Strawberry runs Berry Bitty Café, where she bakes and sells delicious food and prepares amazing smoothies, such as Berry Bitty World's first rainbow smoothie. She also opened a marketplace for Berrykin Bloom to sell his bumper crops of bitty fruits and vegetables. Strawberry doesn't always know exactly what she should do in difficult situations, but in the end, her good heart always helps her make the best decisions. Strawberry was named the Berry Fest Princess in honor during Princess Berrykin's absence for her ability to carry out capable and by a popular vote. She loves to sing and play her guitar. Strawberry is a good writer too, and enjoys writing stories, poetry, and songs. After Cherry Jam's arrival, the girls started a band called "Strawberry and the Sweet Beats", with Strawberry as the lead (Cherry had enough of the limelight). After Strawberry built the marketplace, she moved from above the Café to above the Marketplace, where she has her own dream bedroom. However, when guests arrive, such as Huckleberry, Strawberry allows them to stay there. Strawberry loves animals and is often able to see things from their point of view. She has her pink and white polka dot kitten named Custard, and her green and white puppy named Pupcake (both voiced by Andrea Libman). Strawberry is almost always seen wearing her trademark hat and green and white tights. She is voiced by Anna Cummer, and her singing voice is by Tracey Moore)
Orange owns her own General Store, where everyone can get everything they need. Though her store has so much inventory, Orange doesn't really like anyone helping her with her work (which frequently consists of stacking cans). In the back of Orange's store is the post office, where postmaster Bumble Bee, Jadebug, and other postal carriers work. Orange can play the violin. Orange also was the mastermind behind the city's own resort Berry Bitty Bay Resort. She is very well organized, a fantastic planner and creative; for example, she invented the very popular game of Dandyball. Orange is also brave, but can get very homesick if she ever has to leave home. Orange temporarily took care of a frog (that she first thought was a fish) named Tad, until she discovered wild animals are happiest in the wild. Orange really likes hopping on her pogo stick and even broke the Berry Bitty world record for most consecutive hops, which was verified by judge Bosley Bookworm (sometimes a co-judge alongside his cousin Boris). Orange's everyday attire almost always includes her favorite orange boots. She also wears a flower clip in her hair. In a book release "A New Look", Orange gets eyeglasses, but the television program hasn't shown this yet. As of season 3, Orange adopts an orange cocker spaniel puppy she names Marmalade (possibly a reference to her previous pet butterfly of the same name). She is voiced by Janyse Jaud.
Lemon owns and runs Berry Bitty City's salon, aptly named Lemon's Salon Lemon is very creative and artistic. She came up with an all new "salonbeautification" called a "Glamicure", where she can make clients nails sparkly and play music. Lemon also owns a tour boat. She is an excellent gardener and even beat out Berry Bitty City's top gardener, Berrykin Bloom, to win first place in the flower contest with her beautiful violets (though she sacrificed them to save the festival). Lemon also likes to paint, especially with watercolor, and loves to make scented sprays (like room sprays, perfume, and hair sprays). Lemon has a tendency to jump to conclusions, which have been known to hurt peoples feelings; she is also easily frightened and often needs extra coaxing to participate. She is also the one who saves the girls' 'bad hair days' with her creative skill with scissors, yet on occasion, has asked for help before, particularity from Strawberry, for hair tips, as Lemon doesn't handle pressure well. She wears a lemon clip and green ribbons in her very long hair. As of season 3, Lemon adopts a yellow American cocker spaniel puppy she names Henna. She is voiced by Andrea Libman.
Blueberry Muffin runs Berry Bitty City's Bookstore called Blueberry's Bookstore (formerly called Blueberry books). She wears a blueberry headband. Blueberry is obsessed with the Patty Persimmon mystery novel series. She has a broad range of knowledge, as she knows something about everything, but, though she is indeed very intelligent, she is not always as smart at times, as she is sometimes forgetful. She is also great at research but really has a hard time accepting things in print might be inaccurate; however, with Strawberry's help, she is learning how to improvise. Blueberry has an excellent vocabulary and is frequently correcting the other girls' grammar. Bosley Bookworm (voiced by Paul Dobson) helps Blueberry run the bookstore. Huckleberry Pie's arrival has given Blueberry the opportunity to have someone share her interests, and thus, they become best friends. As of season 3, Blueberry owns a light blue husky puppy she names Scouty. She is voiced by Britt McKillip.
Raspberry runs the Fresh Fashions Boutique, a garment fashion store in which she designs, makes, and sells all the merchandise. She is an extremely talented fashion designer and seamstress; she can whip up the fanciest dress anyone could want in a day. Raspberry speaks in an unusual kind of hesitation of wording (seemingly like a stutter, but is not). She was discovered and had a very promising career as a top fashion designer in Berry Big City, but she realized she was happier with her friends and that fame and fortune was not all it was cracked up to be. Raspberry was given the nickname "Rawr-Rawr-Raspberry" by Mavis Marishino. Raspberry can play the keyboard beautifully and is an excellent performer. Raspberry sometimes can get competitive when it comes to design with Lemon Meringue as they are both very artistic and share the same taste for style. She wears a raspberry headband. As of season 3, Raspberry adopts a pink chihuahua puppy she names Chiffon. She is voiced by Ingrid Nilson.
Plum Pudding owns and runs Berry Bitty City's dance studio, the Sweet Beats Studio (also called the Sweet Steps Studio). She is a wonderful dancer and a great dance teacher; she excels at teaching a variety of dances, most notably ballet. Thanks to her love for dance, she also has a way of dancing all the way. She was at first not very good at playing the drums, and because of this, was very reluctant to perform one time, but learned to play well with Cherry Jam's help. Plum can be extremely bossy, self-centered, and somewhat rebellious, but, like all the girls, she has a heart of gold. Plum is very competitive and is frequently seeking fame and glory. She often has a hard time dealing with imperfection, both in herself and in others. Plum also has an unusual sense of humor that no one else seems to find funny. She often wears her hair in a ponytail with a plum clip and wears leg-warmers. As of season 3, Plum adopts a purple and white terrier puppy she names Pitterpatch. She is voiced by Ashleigh Ball.
The re-introduction of Cherry Cuddler. Cherry was first introduced in the episode Starlight, Star bright. She is big superstar in the Berry Bitty World! Cherry is an excellent performer, songwriter, singer, and dancer, like her neighbors, Wayne and Wanda. Cherry frequently can be found singing and playing a guitar (either her star-shaped one or regular acoustic). She is very nice and quickly becomes Strawberry's best friend. Out of all the girls, Cherry seems most like Strawberry in her maturity and being level headed. Cherry became the resident music teacher in Berry Bitty City and excels at playing every instrument. She also teaches her lessons in Plum's dance studio. She can dine on a variety of snacks that contains fruits and vegetables. Cherry's favorite flowers are buttercups. Cherry has very dark purple hair with sparkling highlights. She often wears a pink dress with pink and purple leggings. Cherry is the newest resident of Berry Bitty City. Cherry is frequently stalked by celebrity reporter, Mavis Maraschino. It is not known exactly where Cherry lives, as for a while, she seemed to stay in her tour bus, but then lent it to Mavis to help her travel back to her hometown of Big Berry City. As of season 3, Cherry adopts a light pink dalmatian puppy she names Cinnapup. She is voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent; Victoria Duffield provides her singing voice.
Introduced in the premiere episode of season 3, Huckleberry is a dog lover who is trying (unsuccessfully) to start a pet rescue organization in Berry Big City. Which is where he currently lives, though he visits Berry Bitty City often. Huck is a terrible driver and is always getting his van stuck, is getting lost, or both! Huck pretends to like everything in a desperate attempt to fit in. But he truly shares Blueberry's love of Patty Persimmon mysteries, and has teamed up with Blueberry to write their own mystery story called "Kayleigh and Kyle" for "Berry Bitty Mysteries" magazine. Huck is a terrible dancer, but is always willing to try just about anything the girls can dream up. He has light brown hair, wears a dark blue T-shirt with a picture of huckleberries on it over a green and white striped long-sleeved shirt, light brown pants, and dark blue shoes. He keeps one brown hound puppy named TomTom (a nod to Tom Sawyer). Voiced by Aidan Drummond.
The Berrykins are very joyful childlike characters. They look like berries themselves! They come in all sorts of color combinations that resemble real berries. They are led by Princess Berrykin, a smart and gracious leader. Many of the Berrykins work at the "Berry Works" others harvest berries in Berry Bitty Grove, where they harvest glimmerberries that can be converted into juice, which serves as the source of power in Berry Bitty City. Berrykins have magical powers that allow them to easily move things such as berries (because they are bitty themselves). They can also change the colors of the berries with their power. One Berrykin, "Baby Berrykin", can change the colors of everything; not just berries. Berrykin Bloom is the gardening elder of the Berrykin group. He invented a way of "bitty-izing" plants, so the Berrykins and the girls can have fruit in the same scale as humans and normal size fruit. This invention inspired Strawberry to open her "Marketplace". There are Berrykins who are mechanics (Berrykin Bruce and others), and builders (Berrykin Bill and others). Berrykins are avid music fans and wonderful dancers. Berrykin Bloom and Princess Berrykin both play the bassoon.
Each Berrykin is voiced by the following - Andrea Libman (Princess Berrykin and Baby Berrykins), Scott McNeil (Berrykin Ed), Sam Vincent (Berrykins Earl and Bruce), Shannon Chan-Kent (Berrykin Bonnie and Baby Berrykins), Janyse Jaud (Baby Berrykins), Paul Dobson (Berrykin Bloom), Kathleen Barr (Berrykin Becky).
On the 2009 version of the show, Mr. Longface Caterpillar is apparently new to Berry Bitty City. Where other characters were implied to be long time residents, Mr. Longface is not familiar with local traditions such as First Frost. He tries to act as an authority figure, but Princess Berrykin and Strawberry are the true leaders. He is a master story teller, like Lyria, but he has been known to mix fact with fiction; sometimes knowingly and sometimes not. He and another male character, Berrykin Bloom, are known to let their imaginations run wild. These two in particular, seem to feed off one another and are frequently frightened for no real reason. Mr Longface owns a mini golf course, and a crochet club. He plays the flute, like Porcupine, Pied Piper of Hamelin, Buddi from Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears and Francesca "Frankie" and loves poetry, like Winnie the Pooh. He often helps watch Strawberry's cafe, but is a terrible cook. His favorite food is violets, and he doesn't care for apple sauce. He wears a blue vest, a navy blue top hat, and a bow tie. He always seems to carrying "his book". Mr Longface postures as being familiar with the finer things in life; though most in Berry Bitty City don't share the his taste. Paul Dobson plays his voice.
The Ladybug Twins
The ladybug twins, Sadiebug Ladybird BerryBeetle and Kadiebug BerryBeetle, are two spoiled and rude relatives of Jadybug (voiced by Nicole Oliver); one of Berry Bitty City's postal workers, like the Possum Twins from My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Ray Jay and Jay Jay the Blue Jay, Dusty and Dirty Dan from Sheriff Callie's Wild West. They came to visit Jadybug one day and ended up staying, likely because Berry Bitty City was the only place they were not kicked out of. They often are bickering, but with Stawberry's help they are learning to sing and to have some manners. They both seem to have insatiable appetites, as they are always hungry and fighting over food. They attempted to start a "Good Citizens Club", but only did so because no one allowed them to be in any club before. They had blue eyes and eyelashes. They both wear blue and pink They both wear headbands, bracelets and boots. They first appeared in the 2010 episode of "Strawberry Shortcake": Strawberry's House Pests." They also appeared in the episode, "Good Citizens Club."
- http://www.huckleberrybriar.com/characters.php Huckleberry Briar: ...and as the unofficial berry princess of Strawberryland, she puts her heart and soul into seeing that things improve for everyone she meets...[dead link]
- DiC Entertainment/20th Century Fox, Angel Cake In The Outfield, Play Day Surprise, DVD, 2005
- Prototype toys of a line of "Baby Pets", from a projected (but unproduced) line of Strawberry Shortcake "Babies" dolls, apparently planned for release in 1986, are known to exist. Included in this line-up are infant versions of Custard, Marmalade, Marsh Mallard, Elderberry, Melonie Belle, Cheesecake, Frappe', and an otherwise unheard-of yellow baby elephant. Since five of these eight pets correspond to the girls featured in 1985 "Berrykins" Assortment of dolls (Strawberry, Orange Blossom, Mint Tulip, Plum Puddin' and Peach Blush), it appears that the unknown pet may be associated with the sixth Berrykins Doll, Banana Twirl.
- In "Sleeping Beauty", Brambleberry Fairy (Angel Cake) feels neglected and casts a spell that puts princess Strawberry Rose to sleep... - Happily Ever After DVD back cover, 20th Century Fox/Cookie Jar, 2009
- 20th Century Fox/DiC Entertainment, Meet Strawberry Shortcake, DVD, 2004
- 20th Century Fox/DiC Entertainment, Horse of A Different Color, Adventures on Ice Cream Island DVD, 2004
- Megan E. Bryant, SI Artists; Strawberry Shortcake's Filly Friends, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 0-448-43574-8
- Megan E. Bryant, MJ Illustrations; Berry Princess, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 0-448-43954-9
- Megan E. Bryant, SI Artists; The Friendship Trip, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0-448-44557-1
- 20th Century Fox/DiC Entertainment, Best Ranch Hand, Big Country Fun, DVD, 2008
- Mentioned in the remembering book provided with the remembering book interactive Strawberry Shortcake toy manufactured by Ban-dai